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vrijdag, september 11 2009

WP3 Partners want to increase interactions between their respective actions

Partners of WP3 "Control of Water Quantities" met today to plan common activities aimed at increasing the transnationality of their works. The Waterboard Aa en Maas, the Wasserverband Eifel-Rur and nv De Scheepvaart presented their recent achievemen...

vrijdag, januari 22 2010

WP3 Partners meeting in Hasselt

WP3 Partners met in Hasselt on 22nd January. They visited one of the lock on the Albert Canal : the Hasselt Lock. It is similar to the Lock of Ham where an investment will take place to save water and produce electricity. Each Partner presented the...

donderdag, november 4 2010

WP3 meeting and visit of the Urft dam

On November 4th, Partners from the WP3 had the opportunity to see two of the dams on the Rur basin and to visit the inside of the Rur dam. A site visit will take place here next Spring. Partners also discussed the Guideline they aim to publish by 20...

woensdag, maart 2 2011

WP3-WP2 joint meeting

WP3 Partners held together with Partners from WP2 a meeting at Waterschap Aa en Maas in s-Hertogenbosch. This meeting was the occasion for Partners from the two WP to know each others better and to discuss further the investments developments. The af...

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WP3 - Actief waterkwantiteitsbeheer

CONTROL of WATER QUANTITIES, an example of STRUCTURAL PROTECTION against future water-related risks – the transnational example from the Netherlands, Flanders and Germany.

This WP demonstrates how quantitative water management can contribute to the reduction of impacts of high and low-flows. The partners involved are also interested in knowing how to adapt their systems to the future hydrological context. The objective is to demonstrate how quantity problems can be solved at transnational basin-wide level.

  1. Water storages in the Netherlands are developed in a multifunctional way: they act to store water but also to provide recreation, natural space, etc. The dimensioning of these storages is highly DEPENDANT ON the measures taken by the UPSTREAM countries and is also influenced by CLMATE CHANGE predictions. However, these two parameters are barely taken into account. Outputs from WP1 and the transnational context of AMICE will therefore enable this investment to be designed more efficiently.
  2. The Albert Canal drains water from the river Meuse and is used for navigation, water supply, drinking water, industry & agriculture. Pumps are being installed on sluices to STORE WATER IN THE CANAL LONGER. The calibration of the pumps needs to take into account the future hydrological situation & ecological aspects: fish migration should not be hampered by the pumps. The objective is also to use more efficiently the limited water resources in this part of the Meuse basin & propose innovative solutions for the adaptation strategy.
  3. The reservoirs of the Rur river in Germany are multifunctional water storages. They are used for drinking water, hydro-electricity production & to buffer extreme water events. The OPERATIONAL GUIDELINE notes for the reservoirs need to be innovatively adapted to take into account water needs of the downstream populations, & climate change. Will the reservoirs be large enough to STORE MORE WATER? Will it be possible to MAINTAIN MINIMUM LOW-FLOWS?